Pitch Perfect is a business pitching competition open to high school students across India.
For the sixth year in succession, Kingston University has topped the UK university ranking for graduate business start-ups, according to the latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Astonishingly, Kingston University students set up one in ten of all graduate start-up businesses launched in England in 2016.
Kingston's India team wanted to celebrate this achievement by offering our potential students in India a golden opportunity - to create a real business, with the support of the UK's number one entrepreneurship university.
Why? Because you're never too young to become an entrepreneur.
Sreelakshmi Suresh, aged 19, has been running her own web design business - eDesign Technologies - since she was 10 years old. She has won multiple national and international awards and has some words of encouragement for other young entrepreneurs like you:
"If you are confident that you are competent, and prepared to work hard, you can achieve anything and everything!"
Arjun Santhosh Kumar, aged 17, founded Latera Logics Innovations when he was only 14 and also has some words of wisdom for you:
"Some of the most successful companies in the world today were founded by young entrepreneurs! Start when you feel the time is RIGHT. You could be the founder of one of the most successful companies of tomorrow!" He also has some good advice about how to identify a good business opportunity: "Look for problems around you, and get inspired from them. You'll see a lot of opportunities to use your (own) skills to make this world a better place!"
The Selection Panel will be made up of academics and entrepreneurs from India and the UK. The panel will want to see a pitch that is innovative, based on market demand, and is financially viable.
*To claim the scholarship, the student will need to receive an offer for one of our Undergraduate courses
Please apply using our online application.
Deadline to apply: 31st July 2017.
The Pitch Perfect competition is open to Indian students who are enrolled at Indian High Schools, grade XI and XII.
Applications can be submitted by an individual student or by teams. In the event that a team wins, the prize will be awarded to the Team Captain.
For more information, please email India@kingston.ac.uk